Gov.: Kentucky getting nearly 100K vaccine doses this week

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky continued to record lower virus case numbers on Tuesday as the state readies to receive another large shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine. There were 1,080 new cases of the virus reported on Tuesday, and 19 new deaths, Gov. Andy Beshear said. The positivity rate was 4.7%. Beshear says the state would be receiving 98,000 new COVID-19 vaccine doses this week. Since the pandemic began in Kentucky nearly a year ago, there have been 4,671 virus-related deaths.